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Arizona Hot

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1100 on: December 13, 2018, 09:30 AM »
I might actually re-enable the update service one machine at a time to see what happens... 🤞

I have it on only 1 desktop now, they haven't sent it to the other machine yet. So, you may have to wait to get it on the machine you enable(both computers have update enabled).

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1101 on: December 13, 2018, 05:43 PM »
Microsoft finally decided to grace my PC with their October update.

I'm currently running 1809 OS Build 17763.168. Updating worked without issue, and everything seems to be running fine for me. :Thmbsup:

I don't think this is related to the 1809 update, but I suffered a BSOD yesterday and afterwards my computer would not boot and all my attempts to "repair" the issue would not resolve it. So I made a backup of the important files, wiped my OS drive and reinstalled Windows 10 from the only installation media I had.

Which means I'm back on 1803 (build 17134.471) until Windows update decides to send 1809 my way once again.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1102 on: December 13, 2018, 05:55 PM »
1809 done today on one laptop, so far no issues, fingers crossed

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1103 on: December 13, 2018, 06:45 PM »
@rgdot:
1809 done today on one laptop, so far no issues, fingers crossed

Hahaha. :D    Made me LOL.
In my years of implementing conventional 3-tier client-server networks and thin client (Citrix) server farms (all Windows-based), it would have been verboten to suggest "fingers crossed" as being a passable/acceptable implementation risk management strategy!
Yet the reality would seem to be that that is exactly what Microsoft are implicitly/tacitly expecting users to do.    :o

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1104 on: December 14, 2018, 08:04 AM »
@rgdot:
1809 done today on one laptop, so far no issues, fingers crossed

Hahaha. :D    Made me LOL.
In my years of implementing conventional 3-tier client-server networks and thin client (Citrix) server farms (all Windows-based), it would have been verboten to suggest "fingers crossed" as being a passable/acceptable implementation risk management strategy!
Yet the reality would seem to be that that is exactly what Microsoft are implicitly/tacitly expecting users to do.    :o

Maybe we should create a statue of the W10 Logo and slaughter a calf?   


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1105 on: December 14, 2018, 11:21 AM »
Maybe we should create a statue of the W10 Logo and slaughter a calf?   
Hmm. Not such a bad idea, but, bearing in mind that we are talking about MS Win10 here, it should arguably be a comparably representative pig with lipstick on that is being slaughtered, rather than a calf.

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Win 10 setup to look like XP?
« Reply #1106 on: December 19, 2018, 01:09 PM »
Background:  I'm running a 2012 gaming desktop and an HP laptop both running Win 7 (which I like).  My old XP box finally died and I am intimately familiar with Win versions 3.0 up through 7.

But, I've postponed my update beyond Win 7 as long as possible (and managed to avoid 8 altogether).  The Dell laptop I setup for my brother 10 years ago (running XP) is on its last legs and he asked me to set him up with a new box (he is non-tech).  I just bought him a new laptop, an ASUS ROG GL703GE gaming laptop (from Costco) which came with Win 10 Home - I think - I have not even dared to boot it up yet before doing my homework.  In the past, I have had good luck following the "Windows Annoyances" books and the tweak guides from tweakguides.com.  But when I just went to the tweakguides site, Koroush Ghazi (the author, a Windows expert I trust), says that Windows 10 is so bad that he was unable and unwilling to write a guide for Win 10.  I am not looking forward to the "learning experience" trying to get his new laptop to look and behave as his old trusty XP box.

Question: I have zero experience with 8, 8.1 or 10 and am looking for a "Old School Survivors Guide to Windows 10" or "How to make Win-10 look and feel like Win-XP".

Any suggestions?

He is not so concerned about the privacy issues (from what I've read so far, Win 10 is unavoidably spyware), I'm more concerned about getting a desktop that looks and feels like Win XP. (Same start menu and explorer look and feel).  I could return this if need be and pick out some other model (I'm guessing that Win 7 boxes are no longer available?)

Am I dreaming?

Thanks in advance - any help would be appreciated,
Jeff Roberson

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1107 on: December 19, 2018, 04:43 PM »
Win 10 can easily be made look like an improved Win 7:

Read the thread "Windows 10 Collection of Hacks, Tweaks, Improvements": https://www.donation....msg403785#msg403785

Also:
"How to make Windows 10 look like Windows 7": https://www.digitalt...look-like-windows-7/
"How to Make Windows 10 Look and Act More Like Windows 7": https://www.howtogee...more-like-windows-7/
"17 Windows 10 problems, and how to fix them": https://www.itpro.co...-and-how-to-fix-them

Blackbird was important to me: https://www.getblackbird.net/download/

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1108 on: December 20, 2018, 09:13 PM »
Thank you - that is exactly what I was looking for!

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1109 on: December 21, 2018, 01:17 AM »
@Curt:
Win 10 can easily be made look like an improved Win 7: ...
Thanks!   :Thmbsup:
I have just now updated the Windows 10 - Collection of Hacks, Tweaks, Improvements with a "How to make Win10 look like...[another Win OS version]" link for these points you listed, under the GUI and Controls heading.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1110 on: December 21, 2018, 01:12 PM »

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1111 on: December 21, 2018, 02:23 PM »
Microsoft patches another zero-day flaw

It only affects Internet Explorer 11. Which, of course, is still inexplicably included with all modern-ish versions of Windows. But even so. Don't use IE and it shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1112 on: December 27, 2018, 02:55 AM »

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1113 on: January 12, 2019, 05:42 PM »
Windows 10 October 2018 Update Continues to Struggle – Just 6.6% PCs Have Been Upgraded to the Latest Version.jpgWindows 10 Announced

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Continues to Struggle – Just 6.6% PCs Have Been Upgraded to the Latest Version

I've been wondering why only one of my Win 10s has the latest update.


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1115 on: January 18, 2019, 02:33 AM »
Win Update reservations.jpgWindows 10 Announced   C; drive properties.jpgWindows 10 Announced

This is the Update that reserves 7GB for Windows Updates. As you can see, it doesn't particularly concern me.


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1116 on: February 19, 2019, 10:23 PM »
Next Windows update brings better Linux integration.jpgWindows 10 Announced

Next Windows update brings better Linux integration

What next? Will Windows begin corrupting Linux's purity?


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1117 on: March 18, 2019, 06:36 PM »
Windows Update 03-18-19.jpgWindows 10 Announced

I just got Windows 10 v.1809 just in time to get v.1903 (Oh Joy?!). Maybe this is because this computer(as compared to my other Win10 which got that 11/21/2018) is a Shinobee Home Office PC Student Computer, then again it may not get v.1903 for 6 months again for other reasons. Classic Shell just needed to reset to handle the new OS, which makes me happy because i'm a big user of the Hierarchial File System.

Shinobee.jpgWindows 10 Announced
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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1118 on: March 28, 2019, 02:46 AM »
Windows 10 October 2018 Update finally starts to roll out to all.jpgWindows 10 Announced

Windows 10 October 2018 Update finally starts to roll out to all

The Fall Update is finally coming to the masses. Are you living in fear or do you all already have it?

Build 18362 looks to be the Windows 10 1903 Release Candidate.jpgWindows 10 Announced

Build 18362 looks to be the Windows 10 1903 Release Candidate


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1119 on: April 01, 2019, 08:11 PM »
Microsoft details Tamper Protection in Windows Defender April 2018 Update.jpgWindows 10 Announced

Microsoft details Tamper Protection in Windows Defender April 2018 Update

This is the April 2019 Update.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1120 on: April 02, 2019, 03:58 AM »
"Prevents others from tampering with important security features."

By others they probably mean anyone who isn't Microsoft themselves and that switch is just there as a placebo effect.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1121 on: April 06, 2019, 10:21 PM »

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1122 on: April 07, 2019, 04:36 AM »
I don't think this is related to the 1809 update, but I suffered a BSOD yesterday and afterwards my computer would not boot and all my attempts to "repair" the issue would not resolve it. So I made a backup of the important files, wiped my OS drive and reinstalled Windows 10 from the only installation media I had.

I feel like I just had a repeat.

No BSOD this time. But I just got done reinstalling Windows 10 on a different machine that, after a regular cumulative update (i.e., not a major upgrade), no longer had a working bootloader. And the Windows installation media couldn't repair the boot problem, once again.

The weird thing is that the machine booted up into a minimal grub-like Linux shell, and the BIOS listed that boot option as "ubuntu." But the closest Ubuntu or any of its derivatives have come to that machine was in a VM, so I have no idea how it kept happening. Maybe it was a feature of the UEFI/BIOS system, where if it didn't detect a bootloader it just adds its own minimal grub loader. :tellme:

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #1124 on: May 07, 2019, 09:02 AM »
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Microsoft unveils Windows Terminal, a new command line app for Windows
-Arizona Hot (May 07, 2019, 08:01 AM)

For now it is just the source code, not the executable. For those already wanting this type of functionality (and then some): ExtraTerm (open source, works on Windows, Linux and Mac, supports cmd, PowerShell, WSL, tabs and 'terminal multiplexing').